November 2005

Firing Line: 11/05

Re “Convertible .45 Revolvers: Ruger and Cimarron Face Off”
May 2005:

As usual, your evaluation was thorough and informative. However, I believe your recommendation not to buy the Cimarron [shown adjacent] because the gun shot low with the .45 ACP loads did not serve your readers well. All guns, whether equipped with fixed or adjustable sights, will shoot low at some yardage. Most practical shooters learn how much to elevate the front sight over the rear sight to compensate for this. Some even place a dot or scribe a mark on the front sight to indicate where they need to hold for longer yardages.

Overall, you rated the Cimarron higher than the Ruger. I have owned and sho...

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